A stolen school bus driver led cops in an 80-mile-long chase across two states before he was involved in an accident in Indiana, the entirety of which was recorded on a dramatic dash cam. was captured on video.
The bus was stolen last week in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was soon followed by officers from multiple agencies as it drove precariously down Interstate 74 for more than 50 minutes, police said. Footage aired on Wednesday by the WXIX-TV program.
At one point, the bus, which police said had no passengers on board, almost rolled over when it hit a curb, but got back on the road and sped off with about half a dozen police officers chasing close behind.
According to the video, the chase vehicle on May 30 crossed the Indiana state line, entered State Route 9 in Shelbyville, and eventually ran into a cornfield and bounced to a halt.
The video shows police converging on the bus with guns drawn and apprehending the driver, who was later identified as Chad Murdoch, 32, as he attempted to flee.
Murdoch was charged with resisting law enforcement, vehicular recklessness, possession of stolen property and criminal mischief, according to the Indiana State Police.
Police said the suspect carjacked the bus from the legitimate driver around 10:15 a.m. and began a chase that lasted about an hour. The police had to install a tire deflation device to stop the bus.
Police have announced additional charges may be filed against Murdoch, and he is scheduled to return to Decatur County Courthouse on August 28.
No one was injured during this incident.